Alan Arkin Joins 'Million Dollar Arm' (EXCLUSIVE)
variety.com Alan Arkin has come on board Disney’s baseball drama “Million Dollar Arm” opposite Jon Hamm. Mayhem Pictures and Roth Films are producing. Production begins next month in Mumbai with shooting also taking place in Atlanta. “Lars and the Real Girl” helmer Craig Gillespie is directing from a script by Tom McCarthy (“Win Win”).
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Million Dollar Arm Synopsis and Credits

In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a Major League Baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of a cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout (Alan Arkin) he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India — the boys, who have never left their rural villages — are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball — JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell) — learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

"Million Dollar Arm" stars Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash, and Suraj Sharma.

Directed by Craig Gillespie.
Written by Tom McCarthy.
Production company/distributor: Walt Disney Studios.

Release Date: May 16, 2014

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